When the craving for your favorite comfort food strikes, it’s hard to stop. Your fingers itch to dial for take-out. You swear you smell pizza (with all the toppings). And BBQ? Well, that’s always on our minds.
But maybe you’re trying to take it easy. Lower the calories, lower the carbs. Take better care of yourself, make good choices. When you’re committed to a healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to convince yourself that all your favorite foods are off the menu.
But small, simple changes can bring your favorite comfort foods back to the table. Like this: We love slow-smoked pulled pork. We’ll eat it on just about anything. But rather than stack it on a bun, we use Sugar Free BBQ sauce, add some Asian flair, and whip up a batch of lettuce wraps. Ta-da: healthy comfort food. (It’s a thing.)
And while we love pulled pork layered over homemade macaroni and cheese, it’s amazing with this ooey-gooey cauliflower mac and cheese (only real cheese here, folks—none of the fake stuff). Super easy.
These healthy comfort food recipes are served up with all the flavors that satisfy our cravings but without the stuff that gets between us and our health goals.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
With this chicken pot pie soup, we cut the carbs of the classic deep-dish meal but kept 100 percent of the flavor and the satisfaction of the texture. We swapped the pot-pie crust for hearty, high-protein biscuits—float them on your soup as you dig in, or use them to soak up every last bite.
FULL RECIPE: Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Kung Pao BBQ Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower Rice
When you’re busy, you know you can count on three things: family, friends, and take-out. Our version of Kung Pao BBQ Chicken lets you indulge in your favorite flavors and give yourself the night off without loading up on sugar and carbs.
FULL RECIPE: Kung Pao BBQ Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower Rice
Portobello Pepperoni Pizzas
Nothing can stop a pizza craving. Get flavor that pushes all the pizza-night buttons without the overload on sugary sauce and carbs with these personal-sized portobello mushroom pizzas. A drizzle of our Sugar Free BBQ sauce kicks up the heat just the right number of degrees.
FULL RECIPE: Portobello Pepperoni Pizzaas
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pepper Poppers
Sweet, colorful, with just a kiss of heat, and a blast to fill, wrap, dip, and bake, these bacon-wrapped poppers are a hit with the kids. Try ‘em as an appetizer to welcome guests at your next cookout, or set them out alongside gourmet burger toppings.
FULL RECIPE: BBQ Bacon Wrapped Sweet Pepper Poppers
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri
Barbecue shrimp are perfect as a side dish to a masterfully grilled steak or tacos, or as a stand-alone alongside a grilled salad. The homemade chimichurri takes them over the top.
FULL RECIPE: Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri
Low Carb Smoked Pulled Pork with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
This low-carb smoked pulled pork is rich, flavorful, and versatile. It’s delicious with grilled vegetables or topped with coleslaw. The sugar-free sauce brings BBQ back to the table for fans watching sugar and carbs.
FULL RECIPE: Low Carb Pulled Pork with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
Sugar Free Low Carb Classic BBQ Ribs
Pork spare ribs are a BBQ classic. A sure way to impress your friends and family at cookouts is to serve up a platter stacked high with racks of smoky bones, each packed with tender, juicy flavor. Our Sugar Free sauce adds spice and subtle sweetness.
FULL RECIPE: Sugar Free Low Carb Classic BBQ Ribs
Asian Lettuce Wraps with BBQ Pulled Pork
Leftovers from a BBQ pork shoulder get a new lease on life in this recipe for easy lettuce wraps featuring Asian-inspired flavors. Butter lettuce and cilantro bring lush, fresh flavor, and peanuts deliver a satisfying crunch.
FULL RECIPE: Asian Lettuce Wraps with BBQ Pulled Pork
BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
Pizza doesn’t have to take hours, and it doesn’t have to have traditional toppings. The smoked cheese melted on top pairs deliciously with the sauce.
FULL RECIPE: BBQ Chicken Pizza with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
Pulled Pork Sliders with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
This recipe for pulled pork sliders is one of our favorite ways to quickly, easily, deliciously, and, without added sugar, feed a crowd. Make the pulled pork ahead of time, then serve up these small, bite-sized sandwiches for game day.
FULL RECIPE: Pulled Pork Sliders with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
Low-Carb Bacon Wrapped Personal Sized Meatloaf
Meatloaf ranks high as comfort-food royalty. This low-carb, bacon-wrapped version, made into individual servings, comes together quickly and easily. Simmer these meaty morsels while you’re at work, or pop them in the oven or on the grill. The choice (and flavor) of this keto-friendly meatloaf is all yours.
FULL RECIPE: Low-Carb Bacon Wrapped Personal Sized Meatloaf
Creamy Low-Carb BBQ Chicken Soup
This slow-cooker chicken soup walks onto the field with the perfect line-up: Savory chicken, silky broth, creamy goodness, and the smoky flavor of our Sugar Free sauce. It’s all proof that low carb and delicious and can go hand-in-hand.
FULL RECIPE:Creamy Low-Carb BBQ Chicken Soup
Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Simmer these meaty morsels while you’re at work, or pop them in the oven for the perfect keto-friendly game-day snack.
FULL RECIPE: Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Low Carb Lemon BBQ Chicken
Zesty lemon and the signature spices in our Sugar Free sauce team up to create big flavor that plays nice with a variety of your favorite roasted sides.
FULL RECIPE:Low Carb Lemon BBQ Chicken
Leftover BBQ Chicken Keto Taco Bowls
Just because you’re watching carbs or sugar doesn’t mean you’re out of luck on taco night. These keto taco bowls combine the weekend’s leftover BBQ with a bright, zesty cilantro-lime cauliflower rice.
FULL RECIPE:Leftover BBQ Chicken Keto Taco Bowls
Keto Smoked Buffalo Cauliflower
Combining buffalo wing sauce and smoke turns cauliflower from ordinary vegetable into a delectable side dish. The bonus? It’s low-carb and keto-friendly.
FULL RECIPE:Keto Smoked Buffalo Cauliflower
Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
Life without burritos? No, thanks. These burritos-in-a-bowl, complete with smoked pulled pork make it easy to skip the tortilla and load up on the low-carb (and delicious) fillings.
FULL RECIPE:Keto BBQ Pulled Pork Burrito Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice